typemaven

Lettering Assets / Inspirational Quotes / Vector Art

Toronto, Canada | 25 Sales

typemaven

Lettering Assets / Inspirational Quotes / Vector Art

Toronto, Canada 25 Sales On Etsy since 2018

Announcement   **PLEASE NOTE THAT I AM AWAY FROM MY STORE JAN 19 - JAN 28, 2019. I WILL RESPOND TO ALL INQUIRIES AFTER**

Lettering Assets / Inspirational Quotes / Vector Art / Instant Downloads

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 11, 2019

**PLEASE NOTE THAT I AM AWAY FROM MY STORE JAN 19 - JAN 28, 2019. I WILL RESPOND TO ALL INQUIRIES AFTER**

Lettering Assets / Inspirational Quotes / Vector Art / Instant Downloads

Marina Duque

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Marina Duque

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About

Hey! My name is Marina. And I am the creator of Flat Lay Studio. If there is anything that describes me, it’s my love for design, art and photography. I believe that creative passion comes in many forms, and that we were not merely created to do just ONE thing.
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1983 ORIGIN
By the age of 7, I was already drawing and painting, and was known as a “artist” by my peers. My days were usually spent hovering over a sketchbook with some 2B pencils.
If I wasn’t doing that, then I was pounding some notes on the piano, or knitting my cabbage patch some sweaters, or hopping on my mom’s sewing machine.
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1993 PRACTICE
In my last year of high school, I was placed in a co-op work environment in the Graphics Department of a leading bank where Corel 3.0 was the software of choice fueled by the 486 Computer. Stock photos were ordered via mail. Letters were typeset by specific computer codes. Artwork was rendered on a drafting table through mechanical paste-up, ruby film, and Xacto knife to be made camera-ready.
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1999 HONOURS B.F.A
I became infatuated with “Desktop Publishing” and when the “Information Superhighway” came to be, I chose a more technical aspect to design and pursued design and typography vs. traditional art in University. I graduated and received my Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts (Hons) from York University in Toronto.
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2000 CORPORATE
Over the next several years, I worked for a variety of companies ranging from Photo/Video Studios, Children’s Publishing, IT, Print Houses and Multimedia + Interactive Design Studios.
I started building websites with Microsoft FrontPage, HTML, Macromedia DreamWeaver and Animated GIFS.
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2007 FREELANCE
A big transition year. I took a permanent maternity leave and started freelancing.
Over the next 10 years, I have freelance designed for hundreds of clients, building websites, logos, print and branding. I have also started a few other “side hustles” but they all gravitate to the same medium. Art & Design.
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NOW STILL AT IT
While my home is still here at Marina Duque (marinaduque.com, I expanded into other creative outlets:

This Design Girl (thisdesigngirl.com) ~ I teach aspiring designers, seasoned creatives, and entrepreneurs design education.

Flat Lay Studio (flatlaystudio.com) ~ I shoot stock photos including flat lays, scene creators, tech styled desktops, stationary, and much more.

Type Maven (typemaven.com) ~ I design print ready made downloads from inspirational quotes to movie illustrations.

Creative Lounge (creativelounge.ca) ~ I offer custom web and print design.
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